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Hey guys!

I am thinking for applying for 2016 match. But I am still a student in India and wont be able to complete all my requirements to graduate untill late february. So if get my dipmloma in march , will three months be enough for me to get through the source verification process and get me ecfmg certificate.?

And how long does generally source verification takes?

I will have my step1,2 and cs done before september 2015.

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Hey guys!

I am thinking for applying for 2016 match. But I am still a student in India and wont be able to complete all my requirements to graduate untill late february. So if get my dipmloma in march , will three months be enough for me to get through the source verification process and get me ecfmg certificate.?

And how long does generally source verification takes?

I will have my step1,2 and cs done before september 2015.

Thanks
After the ECFMG received my documents. It took 1 month and 22 days for the credentials to be verified.
you are in a good position to have all your documents ready for the match next year. Just make sure to get the steps out of the way in a timely manner. CS takes about 3 months to get reported. In summer months esp end of july, Step 2 CK results may get delayed by two months like this year because of the "new question pooling" rubbish.

so just those things to keep in mind.

Good luck. make you pass all in 1st attempt. and try to score 240+ ... It's getting competitive.
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Thats after you expediated the process by using courier or something right?

If we take worst case senario and I do get a little late to get source verified before july 1, then what happens???

Thanks for your help man
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Thats after you expediated the process by using courier or something right?

If we take worst case senario and I do get a little late to get source verified before july 1, then what happens???

Thanks for your help man
I am not ECFMG certified yet and I applied this year
I already have interviews and I don't expect to be verified until early 2015
Of course, the sooner the better..But I don't think if you cleared your exams it will affect your application that much.

Some programs require you to be certified before they can offer you an inteview, some ask you to bring your ECFMG certificate to the interview, some request it to put you on their rank list, while others consider it only a requirement to start residency
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Using a courier will help to make the process faster.

After you get the score reports (1,CK,CS) send the verification forms by a courier, ECFMG will process it in about 2-4 weeks, they will send documents to your university by US air mail - usually takes about a week to deliver.
inform your university of the upcoming documents and ask them to send them back the documents using a courier. after they receive the documents usually it takes them between 2-4 weeks to process it. overall it took me about 2 months to get verified, ERAS status is instantly updated.

still haven't made it by the application first day? no worries i have applied to most programs without being certified as most of them want it by the time of the interview, match or even later. hence do not despair.
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